While I can’t stand those raw tomatoes, cooked is another story. I just made some tomato sauce, and I ate it all. I have no picture, I’m afraid!
But it went like this:
1 Tbs olive oil
1 shallot, diced
5 cloves garlic, diced
10 cherry tomatoes, halved
several leaves of basil, slivered
1 small can/box tomato sauce (or crushed tomatoes- just no seasoning added)
2 Tbs Balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper to taste
Heat the olive oil over medium high heat. Add the shallot, cook for a minute, add the garlic cook for another minute (don’t let it burn), and then the tomatoes. Cook, stirring frequently, until all of the liquid is gone; deglaze the pan with the Balsamic vinegar. Add the crushed tomatoes, basil and salt and pepper, simmer for a few minutes to let the flavors blend. Serve over pasta or with whatever else you like tomato sauce!
It probably makes 2 servings, unless you’re me.